Nominal agent incorporation in indonesian*

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-136
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Linguistics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1988
Externally publishedYes

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[*] The research for this paper was supported by a grant from Language Learning. I thank Anggit Mustikaningrum, John Verhaar, Nigel Vincent and John Wolff for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of this paper. [1] I am using the terms 'deletion' and 'demotion' here for descriptive convenience; there is considerable disagreement among theoretical linguistics in terms of exactly how these intransitive constructions should be derived, and this is not a question I am addressing in the present paper. [2] As pointed out in Mithun (1984), object incorporation is just one example of noun incorporation; I mention it particularly here because it shares with agent incorporation (the topic of this paper) the property of intransitivizing the verb.

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  • Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Language

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